PUBLIC PROCUREMENT – AN AGENT FOR CHANGE
Examples from our work on public procurement
Uncovering appalling conditions in procurement supply chains
Back in 2007 Swedwatch examined the production of surgical instruments in Pakistan and textiles in India, purchased by Swedish hospitals, and uncovered appalling working conditions and indications of child labour. The report was the first in a series of investigations, including processed chicken, coffee and pharmaceuticals. Swedwatch´s findings and recommendations have over the years prompted contracting authorities to develop a national system for applying and monitoring social criteria in procurement processes.
Workshops and webinars about high risk product grops